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No “Through the Bible” Today: Another Roman Catholic Question

It’s a weekend, and we’re not doing "Through the Bible in a Year" on the weekend. This post today is probably going to make some people irate, but every word of what follows is true. Once again, this based on … Continue reading

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Was Cardinal John Henry Newman Correct?

From the blog: Early Church Fathers: Today, as Protestant theologians study the Fathers of the Early Church, they are awakening to the truth of Blessed John Henry Newman’s conclusion: "You cannot study the Fathers and remain a Protestant." Is this … Continue reading

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Practical, Visible Christianity

Almost all the doctrine we argue is theoretical and cannot be tested. There is nothing practical about our doctrines; there are no ways to see whether they work. Continue reading

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Why I’m Not Catholic: Gandhi and the Truth

Of course, you’ll have to triumph by dying. That’s how Christians do it, you know. Continue reading

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When Doctrine and History Matter

Yesterday I talked about when doctrine and history don’t matter; when they are just issues to create dissension and divide us. Today I want to talk about when they do matter: The other day, I got a really awesome letter … Continue reading

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Doctrine and History: Do They Matter?

I mentioned yesterday that I’ve studied theology and history for 28 years, devoting a large amount of time to it. But are they really helpful for anything? Where Theology and History Are Not Helpful When you’re trying to build the … Continue reading

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Truth and Error, The Fall of the Church, and the Fathers

Well, it’s been a while; over 2 weeks. So this will lightly touch on several subjects. Email Rumors: Taking Things With a Grain of Salt I had an email forwarded to me titled "Interesting Facts." It read: This October has … Continue reading

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Honest Bible Interpretation: Assumptions, Humility, and Reality

It seems that there’s always some incident making me want to talk about honest Bible interpretation. Today it was a phone call  made to a call-in talk show. The hosts, conservatives like most talk radio hosts, had repeated a rumor … Continue reading

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Christian Unity: Practical Issues Worth Arguing Over

I was asked in a comment about practical issues worth arguing over.  Some of those are addressed at the doctrine page on my new church history web site. The practical issues that are worth arguing over are . . . … Continue reading

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Knowing What You Believe

Recently I bought an Old Testament Survey on clearance from christianbooks.com. “Surveys” give the background, culture, and other details of the books of the Bible. I’ve never read one before, but I’ve been intrigued ever since Noah told me some … Continue reading

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